Artist talk: Josephine Pryde | The Art Institute of Chicago


Josephine Pride. Claire and Gordon Prussian Fund for Contemporary Art

Join artist Josephine Pryde for a talk developing ideas both behind and possibly before her exhibition The vibrating slab. The vibrating slab juxtaposes work from Pryde’s ongoing series Hands, alongside recent images of prehistoric rock carvings and some small-scale carvings. Also included is a brand new series of photographs, from an investigation into how smartphones inhabit our lives. Together, these works ask us to consider the intersections as well as the divergences, over time, in sensory experience and how language scripts our sensory perceptions.

Since the early 1990s, the Berlin-based artist has produced enigmatic yet provocative photographs and sculptures that critically address and interrogate topics such as motherhood, beauty, consumer culture, tourism and science. medical. While his images – mass-produced – appear informal, they are resolutely staged. Often they connect to the conventions of established photographic styles – both incorporating and escaping genres such as advertising and fashion photography as well as documentary, snapshot and experimental photography.

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